Casting Shadows

by The Killing Daylights

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released February 5, 2016

Beau Powell- vocals, guitar
Chelsea Kerwath- vocals, bass
Stu Hutton- drums
Additional guitar work on Make Believe, The Thought Has Cost My Mind, Starting Line, Good Side, and Weathervane performed and recorded by Josh Grove of Protocaster Guitars in Brooklyn, NY.
Main guitar solo on You Don't Need My Number by Steven Christian.
Slide guitar on Weathervane performed and recorded by Nat Hyman in Richmond, VA.
Saxophone on Working For Your Love by Buster Powell.

Copyright 2016. All songs by The Killing Daylights.
Words and music by Beau Powell and Chelsea Kerwath.
Recorded at Etching Tin Studio in Richmond, VA.
Engineer/Mixing: Chris Compton
Mastering: Grant Rutledge

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The Killing Daylights Richmond, Virginia

For over a decade, the founding members of The Killing Daylights have been performing as a duo, trio, quartet, quintet-- under several different names. The songs have carried through & evolved with each incarnation. Casting Shadows, The Killing Daylights' first full length studio album, is essentially a "best of" album from the huge bank of songs they've written and perfected throughout the years. ... more

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Track Name: Better Think Twice
Sometimes I feel like I'm all alone
and no one's on my side
But I can't make it on my own,
despite my foolish pride
I'll learn the things that I should have known,
my love won't be denied
I'll work my fingers right down to the bone
but I won't be satisfied
No, I'm never satisfied...

(whoa)

And you better think twice
before you test The Killing Daylights (Yeah!)
Try as you might
You can't resist The Killing Daylights (Yeah!)

(whoa)

Response

ability

Is my response

ability

I try to remember but I always forget

And you better think twice
before you test The Killing Daylights (Yeah!)
Try as you might
You can't resist The Killing Daylights (Yeah!)

Sometimes I feel like I'm all alone
And no one's on my side
Track Name: Make Believe
I dream of a life unknown to me
Full of people I'll never meet
Descendants of a long a noble history
But it all sounds like make believe
Yes it all sounds like make believe

It's getting harder to focus my attention
All I can think about is where I'd rather be
All of my friends are staging drastic interventions
I believe they want to beat the living daylights outta me
And don't you find it a little bit peculiar
That we should meet in such an awful place
We could set off on a voyage to an alternate reality
Living only for the chase

I've been pretending not to notice things have changed
And when you kiss me in the morning it's not the same
I keep waiting for your voice to call her name
Call her name...

I dream of a life unknown to me
Full of people I'll never meet
Descendants of a long a noble history
But it all sounds like make believe
Yes is all sounds like make believe

There is a whole in the center of the galaxy
Where it leads no one can really say
But that shouldn't be a problem for you and me
'Cause we're just so very far away

I've been pretending not to notice things have changed
And when you kiss me in the morning it's not the same
I keep waiting for your voice to call her name
Call her name...

I dream of a life unknown to me
Full of people I'll never meet
Descendants of a long a noble history
But it all sounds like make believe
Yes it all sounds like make believe
Track Name: The Thought Has Cost My Mind
Stand behind me and I'll shield you from the blast,
from the jagged, piercing, flying shards of glass.
I'll hold the shutter open for exposure--
I'll do anything you ask.

Dreamt I saw you leaving with that look upon your face;
like you had never ever, ever even known me.
Like I was some kind of charity case.

It's raining, it's pouring, the last train is boarding
and you're not there to say goodbye.
I'm leaving the station on a ride through creation
and I find myself starting to cry;
and I said, you don't need my help making up reasons--
the thought has cost my mind.
I said, you don't need my help watching old reruns--
the thought has cost my mind this time.

The thought has cost my mind
of you and me together until the end of time.
I said the thought has cost my mind
of you never looking forward, you're always focused on behind.
I said the thought has cost my mind
imagining you and me together 'til the end of time.
I said the thought has cost my mind
of you never looking forward, you're always focused on behind.
Track Name: Bad Man Good
Momma Johnson set out into darkness.
She had to wait until the time was right.
Without a sound she went down to the crossroads
and found the devil dancing in the moonlight.

The devil said, Hello my dear,
have you come to make a deal?

She said, I'm here to try and save my boy
before his fate is sealed.
He wanna be a guitar man
and let the good times roll.
He got a head full of big ideas
And I'm afraid he gonna sell his soul.

Well I would if I could but I can't make a bad man good. (whoa no) -repeat-

I done everything I could
to make my boy do right.
Been asking Jesus all these years
and he aint never gonna see the light.
If I offer up my soul
in this unholy place,
I beg you turn my Robert down
when you meet him face to face.

The devil heaved a heavy sigh
as his smile faded away.
All the demons craned their necks
to hear what he might say.

I don't control the wills of men,
they have the right to choose.
What you seek I cannot give
therefore I must refuse.

well I would if I could but I can't make a bad man good. (whoa no) -repeat-
Track Name: Working for Your Love
It's come to my attention that your performance has drastically declined
Your last evaluation has indicated that you've not put in the time
The proper course of action is clearly stated--
you'll be terminated if you continue to fall...
Fall behind, but pay no mind to the man behind the curtain
Fall, fall behind, but pay no mind to the man behind the curtain

Nothing ever seems to satisfy your needs--
no words, no deeds-- no, no
Your love is a disease, but you know I'll never leave...

You know you're killing me, baby
You know you're killing me now
You know you're killing me, baby
but you don't care
You've got me working for your love

Working for your love

I think it's time
I think it's high time
I think it's high time that we redefined this relationship
I think it's time
I think it's high time, high time
I think it's high time that we redefined this relationship

Nothing ever seems to satisfy your needs--
no words, no deeds-- no, no
Your love is a disease, but you know I'll never leave...

You know you're killing me, baby
You know you're killing me now
You know you're killing me, baby
but you don't care
You've got me working for your love
Track Name: You Don't Need My Number
You're not doing yourself any favors by ignoring my advances
You can't hide a thing from me, the odds are one in three--
you're gonna spend the night with me; I'm gonna take my chances

You don't need my number (write it down)

I don't need to know your name-- I've got a thing for anonymous romances
By this time tomorrow night I might've seen the light,
so you best hold on tight; you know how high my fire dances

You don't need my number (write it down)

You're not doing yourself any favors by ignoring my advances
I don't need to know your name-- I've got a thing for anonymous romances
Track Name: I'll Wait for You to Call
Can't remember where I've been lately
Hell I aint too sure of where I am right now
But I believe that if I really try
Maybe I could hold it down
I could keep it safe and sound
oh, I got this feeling

And the secret to life aint no secret at all
Makes leaves grow in the spring and makes them die in the fall
And the world runs around for love, spins around for love
and I'm so scared of falling
It's what our souls are made of
makes up for everything
From losing your best friend to losing damn near everything
Damn near everything

Oh and I miss you oh so bad
I wanna see you oh so bad
This is the longest stretch of time that we've ever had
but I can wait another day
oh I'll wait another day
oh I'll wait another day
and I'll wait for you to call
Track Name: Starting Line
I want you to love my song
learn the words, baby, and sing along
and when you ask if I still love you
I ask is the day still long?
But I can't forgive what I've done wrong

Can't remember why I used to act that way
I tried so hard to justify the cruelty in the words I'd say
it never did occur to me that there might be a price to pay

I just can't keep coming back to the starting line
You tell me we'll be alright and everything is fine
I keep telling you that I'll be different when my ship comes in
you come up with all the happy endings-- where do we begin?

Where do I fit in
to the master plan?
I'll just fuck it up again
Don't you understand
I'm too old to pretend?
I'm just a broken man
--you just break down now and then
Track Name: Good Side
I get the feeling that you're not telling me everything
You always end up telling the better half of the story
There is a part of me that will admit to jealousy
of anyone who got to be with her before she heard of me
You are the definition of transparent deception
You know (you know)
You know (you know)
That you're not telling me everything
You know (you know)
You know (you know)
That someday you're gonna have to come on clean

You gotta show me you got nothing to hide
if you wanna get on my good side
You gotta show me you got nothing to hide
if you wanna get on my good side
if you wanna get on my good side

Oh lordy, speak of the devil
and don't you always seem to show your face
You're always coming around at inappropriate moments
There is a part of me that will admit to jealousy
of anyone who got to be with her before she heard of me
You are the definition of transparent deception
You know (you know)
You know (you know)
That you're not telling me everything
You know (you know)
You know (you know)
That someday you're gonna have to come on clean

You gotta show me you got nothing to hide
if you wanna get on my good side
You gotta show me you got nothing hide
if you wanna get on my good side
if you wanna get on my good side

(I need everybody to clap your hands)

Show me that you got nothing to hide
Show me your good side
Show me that you got nothing to hide
Show me your good side
You've got a lot of nerve trying to tell me
that you got nothing left to hide
Show me your good side
You've got a lot of nerve trying to tell me
that you've got nothing left to hide
Show me your good side

If you wanna get on my good side
If you wanna get on my good side

(repeat chorus)
Track Name: Weathervane
I'm gonna keep my mouth shut today
no matter what any of the people might say
and I'm not gonna let them drag me down into their games
They're gonna tell me I need a new car
then they're gonna tell me how I've been doing so far
Then they'll tell me all about my biggest problems and who's to blame
But if I really wanna know which way the wind blows
Don't need no weathervane
No weathervane
Don't need no weathervane
I don't need no weathervane
I can feel the storm against my skin
I don't need no weathervane
Your guess is just as good as mine, my friend
I don't need no weathervane
I can feel the storm against my skin
I don't need no weathervane
Your guess is just as good as mine, my friend
But if I really wanna know which way the wind blows
Don't need no weathervane
No weathervane
Don't need no weathervane

I'm gonna tape your mouth shut today
nobody wants to hear all that nonsense anyway
And we're not gonna let you change us 'till we're all the same
But if I really wanna know which way the wind blows
Don't need no weathervane
No weathervane
Don't need no weathervane
I don't need no weathervane
I can feel the storm against my skin
I don't need no weathervane
Your guess is just as good as mine, my friend
I don't need no weathervane
I can feel the storm against my skin
I don't need no weathervane
Your guess is just as good as mine, my friend
But if I really wanna know which way the wind blows
Don't need no weathervane
No weathervane
Don't need no weathervane

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